Social & Emotional Side of Dyslexia – The Heartbreaking Part of My Job

"I come to school. I see all the other friends. Who can rite and read. But me, I’m all on my own. Not good at riteing. Not good at reading. I site on my bed, I cry I cry and I cry. But I boh’t see why. It’s so hared for me. Can’t you see?"

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Exploring Dyslexia: What Does It Look Like?

Well, you certainly can’t tell by looking at a student. The kids that come to Dyslexia Reading Connection are bright, fun, creative, and imaginative. In other words, they look like most kids.

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Challenge Your Perspective

Have you wondered what the best way is to understand how your child or spouse processes information? Do you have a desire to have a more thorough understanding of their strengths, and not just their weaknesses?

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IEP vs. 504 Plan

Throughout school, I had an IEP, and I never really knew what that meant. All I knew was that I got pulled out of the classroom for extra help in reading. What does IEP stand for? IEP means...

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A Recommended Podcast: Sold A Story

For me, once the singing and chair dancing session is complete, and my daughter puts on her headphones, its the perfect time to expand my mind. That’s when I turn to podcasts or audiobooks.

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Local High School Graduate Gives Back!

Mason Murray, a recent graduate of Appleton North High School just completed a summer internship with First English Lutheran Church. Mason was given the opportunity to select a nonprofit organization...

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Winnie! She is a Reading Tutor. Before joining the DRC team, she was a Navy nurse, a registered nurse, and...

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DRC Staffing Announcements

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of Amber Creamer. Amber served in various roles in her 14 years with DRC. She served as the Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Tutor, Board Member, Chair of the Fundraising & Marketing Committee, and most recently as the Barton Compliance Manager.

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Touch Typing Method Isn’t Working? Try Using Adaptive Typing!

Many individuals with dyslexia like to use some form of speech-to-text typing, or spell checker every day; I know I do. Thanks to assistive technologies like speech-to-text or phonetic spell checkers, it can make writing documents easier. I use these technologies daily at my workplace and home life.

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Understanding Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia, impacting 1 in 10, is a learning struggle that affects an individual’s ability to do math. Much like dyslexia interrupts the areas of the brain with reading and writing; dyscalculia affects the area of the brain that handles math and number-related skills and understanding.

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Does Your Child Get Bullied Because of Being Dyslexic?

Students with dyslexia or any learning disabilities often get teased and bullied because of their learning differences from their classmates, and they have to get extra help from the teachers.

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Pam! She is a Reading and Spelling Tutor. Pam has been at DRC for over one year. She has a bachelor's degree...

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Finally! DRC Is Reaching More Students

In late 2021, Dyslexia Reading Connection (DRC) applied for a grant with the Antioch Foundation for a Remote Tutoring Expansion Project. Our goal...

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Explaining Dyslexia to Friends and Family Members

Dyslexia can be hard to explain, especially to family members. Parents, have you tried to explain dyslexia to others...

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Dyslexia Minute: bdpq Confusion

It focuses solely on one of the topics we previously discussed; b/d confusion. Individuals with dyslexia have left/right confusion.

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Lisa! She is a Math Tutor. Lisa has been at DRC since June of 2021. Before joining the DRC team, she was a microbiologist for food and cosmetic...

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In the Time of Waiting…

Waiting doesn’t come easy, for any of us. Whether we are children or adults. It’s a difficult task, especially when you know that what comes next may be life-changing.

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9 Things Parents Should Do

What can you do to learn as much as you possibly can about dyslexia? Become a case manager for your child, and learn, learn, learn. Explain what dyslexia is to your kiddo and how they can learn best. 

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Summer Slide

Schools are going to be out for summer break; what are you doing this summer? What activities will your children be participating in? There are many more options this summer than last summer, but...

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Danielle! She is a Reading and Spelling Tutor. Danielle has been at DRC for 10 years. She has a bachelor's degree in education...

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Math Struggles Math Part 2 – Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a broad term, a misunderstood term, and a misused term. I personally think of it as truly not understanding numbers, their order, their meaning, and how manipulating them works.

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Math Struggles Part 1 — Math anxiety?

Although our organization is named Dyslexia Reading Connection, we also offer services for students struggling with math through our Rock Solid Math program. We’ve had some who truly struggle with understanding the basics of math...

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Online Tutoring Success: What You Need to Know

Online learning has been a presence in our lives for decades now. At Dyslexia Reading Connection, Inc. online tutoring continues to be a popular option for the majority of the families we serve.

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Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing struggles. Specifically, it causes a person’s writing to be distorted or incorrect. The word Dysgraphia is a Greek word. The prefix dys indicates that there is impairment. Graph refers to producing letter form by hand, and the suffix ia refers to having a condition...

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Teaching Dyslexic Children at Home? Here Are Some Tips…

Under the current circumstances of our nation, many decisions are being made for us and our children, and while it’s for our well-being, it’s possible these decisions have put many parents in situations we would never have imagined being in...

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What was Your Favorite Subject in School?

What was your favorite subject in school? When anyone asks you that question, would you say a class like history, or science, or maybe even math class? Well, to be completely honest with you, the average student we serve...

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Jeri! She is a Reading and Spelling Tutor. Jeri has been at DRC for 13 years. Before joining the DRC team, she was a special education teacher for 10 years...

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Why We Use the Barton Reading & Spelling System

Here at Dyslexia Reading Connection, we use The Barton Reading and Spelling System. One of the beauties of Barton is how it is tailored to play to the strengths of those with dyslexia...

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Irlen Syndrome

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability (reading, writing, pronouncing words, etc.). Irlen syndrome is not language-based. Irlen is a light sensitivity...

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Karrie! She is a Reading and Spelling Tutor. Karrie has been at DRC for 7 years. Before joining the DRC team, she was inside sales in the paper industry.

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Elizabeth!  She is the Barton Training Manager and a Reading and Spelling Tutor.  She has been here for 15+ years. She was one of the first tutors hired by our founder, Nancy Menn.

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Dyslexia, Stress, Anxiety. How Are They All Connected?

How are stress and anxiety connected to dyslexia? Stress and anxiety increase when put in a difficult situation. Many individuals with dyslexia worry about reading, writing, and math. Afraid that they might make a mistake in front of others.

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Nancy! She is the Founder of DRC and a Reading and Spelling Tutor. Nancy has been tutoring since 2004, when Dyslexia Reading Connection was established as a non-profit educational organization.

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Morgan! She is the Administrative Assistant here at DRC. Morgan has been at DRC for 1.5 years. Prior to joining the team at DRC, she was an activity coordinator at a nursing home.

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How Dyslexia Affects The Brain

How does the brain work differently in people with dyslexia compared to people without dyslexia? The brain is a very complex organ with many functions. Reading is also a complex process.

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Test Anxiety

I have always hated taking tests. The sweaty palms, the butterflies in my stomach, the brain fog, and rereading questions over and over again. Can your child relate to having test-taking anxiety?

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Meet the Staff at DRC!

Everyone meet Kimberly, the Executive Director of Dyslexia Reading Connection and a math tutor.  She has been here for 4.5 years. Prior to joining DRC, she worked in higher education for more than 13 years in roles from Enrollment Counselor to Dean to Campus Director.

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Exercising Is Good!

Exercise is so important, especially for children with ADHD. Did you know that exercise can help with issues like lack of focus, impulsivity, and poor social skills? Regular exercise can have a positive impact on a child’s ADHD symptoms. Experts say that children should at least get 60 minutes of exercise a day, whether taking a walk, playing a sport, etc.

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